What’s wrong in this photograph?

by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

Can you tell what’s wrong in the photograph below, courtesy of Ernest Allen, ARM, CSP, CPHRM, CHFM, a life safety consultant at HealthTechS3 in Cleveland, Ohio?

What’s the problem and how would you fix it if you were to find this in your hospital’s kitchen?

If a surveyor or fire marshal finds it, what would be the citation?

Send your answers to A.J. Plunkett, editor of Inside Accreditation & Quality and Healthcare Safety Leader, at aplunkett@decisionhealth.com.

We’ll let you know the correct answers in the December issues.

Hint: The Joint Commission has warned this is something they are looking for, so you need to be as well.